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Delivery service Uber Eats has announced that it has sent a food order to the International Space Station, and that it has teamed up with Japanese businessman who traveled to space, Yusaka Maezawa last week, to deliver canned Japanese dishes to astronauts aboard the station.
According to the British newspaper, Daily Mail, the first delivery took place on December 11 at 9:40 a.m. ET, after a journey of 248 miles, eight hours and 34 minutes since Maezawa left Earth. Dishes include mackerel poached in Japanese miso seasoning, pot beef cooked in sweet sauce and chicken cooked with bamboo shoots.
“One small delivery to Yusaku Maezawa is a giant delivery for Uber Eats!” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, in a statement.
The Japanese billionaire took off with his assistant and film producer, Yuz Hirano, to the International Space Station on December 11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. He later spoke from the station to the Associated Press, rejecting criticism from those who questioned his decision in the matter.
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